Woman dies in crash near Toledo Express Airport


The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash in Swanton Township near Toledo Express Airport.

According to the Highway Patrol, at approximately 6:05 a.m., a 2014 Ford F-250, driven by 51-year-old Robert Murphy of Toledo, was stopped westbound at a traffic light in the right lane on Airport Highway at Terminal Parkway.

A 2020 Dodge Durango, driven by 69-year-old Vickie Luchini of Swanton, was traveling westbound on State Route 2 approaching Terminal Parkway. Luchini was traveling in the right lane, and failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead and struck the 2015 Ford F-250 in the rear, authorities said.

Luchini was transported to Toledo Hospital by ground ambulance where she was pronounced deceased. Luchini was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and impairment was not a factor, according to the Highway Patorl.

Murphy received no injuries as a result of the crash, and was wearing his seatbelt.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the National Guard Fire and Rescue, Springfield Fire and Rescue, Lucas County Sherriff’s Office, Lucas County Life Squad, Bubba’s Towing, and VJ’s Towing.